How much does it cost to train your dog to be a therapy dog?
There is no set cost to train a therapy dog, as it depends on factors such as the dog's age, obedience training, and whether the dog is already comfortable around people. However, it is generally recommended that owners work with a professional trainer to help their dog meet the necessary requirements. Generally, the cost is around $1,000-$1,500 based on,
Average hourly rate for dog trainers ($50-$100/hour)
8-10 private sessions $75 for AKC Canine Good Citizen certification
$50 for AKC Therapy Dog certification
Additionally, many therapy dog organizations require an annual membership fee, which can range from $25-$50.